The annual First-Year Seminar (FYS) Awards Breakfast recognizes teaching excellence, as well as gives out the Gabriella Miller First-Year Student Award, and the Timothy Doak Mentor Leadership Award. Senior FYS mentors are also recognized for their hard work and dedication to the newest class of the Shenandoah University family. The Gabriella Miller First-Year Student Award recipients were Allyson Trunzer ’23 (B.A. in Dance) and Ruby Larimer ’23 (B.F.A. in Acting). The Timothy Doak Mentor Leadership Award was given to Jeremy Allinger ’22. The First-Year Seminar Teaching Excellence Award recipient is Younus Mirza, Ph.D., scholar in residence and project director of the Jamal Barzinji Project for International Collaboration to Advance Higher Education.